WTC Points Table: Bangladesh Climbs to No.2 Spot After First-Ever Home Test Win Against New Zealand

Bangladesh cricket team celebrates their victory against New Zealand in the WTC points table

Bangladesh has climbed to the second spot in the World Test Championship (WTC) points table after securing a historic first-ever home Test win against New Zealand. The Tigers defeated the Kiwis by a convincing margin of 150 runs in the first Test match of the two-match series played at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium.

The victory was a significant achievement for Bangladesh, who had never previously beaten New Zealand in a Test match at home. It was also their second Test win in 18 matches.

Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam was the star performer for Bangladesh, taking a match haul of 11/170. He was ably supported by fellow spinners Mehidy Hasan Miraz (4/93) and Shakib Al Hasan (3/51).

Najmul Hossain Shanto, who was leading Bangladesh for the first time in a Test match, also played a crucial role in the victory. He scored a defiant half-century (58) in Bangladesh’s first innings and then took a crucial catch in New Zealand’s second innings.

The victory was a major boost for Bangladesh’s WTC hopes. They now have 12 points from the first Test, and they will be hoping to add to that tally when they take on New Zealand in the second Test match in Dhaka from December 6-10.

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Pakistan Remains at the Top of the WTC Points Table

Pakistan remains at the top of the WTC points table with 24 points. They are followed by Bangladesh (12 points), India (66.67%), and Australia (30%).

The WTC is a two-year competition that features nine Test-playing nations. The top two teams at the end of the cycle will qualify for the final.

Bangladesh’s Victory is a Sign of Their Growing Strength

Bangladesh’s victory over New Zealand is a sign of their growing strength in Test cricket. They have now won four of their last five Test matches, and they will be looking to continue their good form in the second Test against New Zealand.

The victory is also a testament to the team’s spirit and determination. They never gave up hope, even when they were behind in the match.

Bangladesh’s victory is a major moment for the country’s cricket, and it will be hoping to use it as a springboard to further success in the future.

DISCLAIMER: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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